Motel Employee Safety

Motels are often located close to highways or in high-crime areas, putting motel workers at an enhanced risk of workplace violence. The risk of violence to these workers is further increased by the fact that they frequently handle money, work at night, and work without other employees around them. The hazards of working in motels are often the same as, or similar to, the hazards of working in late-night retail establishments, and may include:

  • Poorly lit parking areas; and   
  • Lack of staff training in recognizing and managing escalating hostile and aggressive behavior.

Motel employees who work under such conditions—much like employees who work late at night in any retail establishment—are at risk of being assaulted or robbed. Employers can take the following safety measures to help protect these employees:

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